HORIMIYA – The cutest romance ever

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe from the COVID-19 and having a great day. Man, I so hate that I missed watching this when it first aired. SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 1.

The story of Horimiya is pretty simple. Hori, a popular and cheerful girl in her school who actually is brash, impolite and her brother’s caretaker at home meets with Miyamura, who is reserved and emo in school but outside of it is cool and a completely different person. Meeting by sheer coincidence and showing each other their true selves, Hori and Miyamura learn to get comfortable with being their true selves which they hide at school. As Miyamura and Hori develop their relationship they form friendships and bonds around them throughout their high school adventure by relating to their peers and forming a better sense of identity of themselves and also knowing each other well.

The characters are not many in Horimiya but they are amazingly well done. There’s out hero Miyamura who is gloomy and emo at first with his shabby long hair and nerdy glasses but when he shows his piercings and tattoos, he’s like a totally different person. His character development is all about discovering friendship and learning to cherish it. Hori on the other hand who is cherry at school but a homebody outside also learns to accept herself and develop feelings for Miyamura who is the one who knows her true self. There’s the energetic Yuki Yoshikawa who learns about asking for the things that she wants and their friend, purple haired Toru who learns about growth and the developement of relationships. There’s the student council president Sengoku, his girlfriend Remi, their friend Kono and Yanagi. These character’s lives interconnect as they learn and grow in high school.

The anime has nice animation. Or rather amazing would be a better word to describe it. The charatcers look absolutely beautiful, the colors give off the correct vibe at the correct times and the fact that I don’t usually talk about animation should also be a plus. The thing about this show is that there’s little to no angst, only development and growth. We get to see relationship moments of Hori and Miyamura like their first confessions, their first kiss, their fights, comebine all this with how immensely comedic this show is and you get a masterpiece. The one downside is at how much of a breakneck speed this anime goes at, since it’s only 13 episodes and there’s much to cover you’ll always see things moving along with no dull moment.

The concept of wearing two faces is the very first thing that is shown in Horimiya and is also the central theme of the show, while Hori and Miyamura promise not to tell the school peers of their other sides, the show is all about them learning to grow comfortable in their skin and being themselves at school. There’s also the concept of being afraid of chance since the character’s feelings are conflicted over graduating. That is very applicable to real life, we all have a part of ourselves that we don’t want to show to others only to realize later on that the people who are around us when we are ourselves are our true friends and thay we don’t need to be afraid of change, it’s difficult when it approaches but it’s good when it happens.

The finale is very well done as we are shown every charatcer’s feelings over graduating and how they want to go ahead with their lives. We also see Miyamura deal with his own past and learning to accept himself. All in all, despite moving too fast for comfort Horimiya is still an amazing anime with good characters, beautiful animation and full of cure moments of our charatcer’s relationships. All of these and the good comedy of the show will make you want more than the 13 episode run.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

Published by Harshit Sagar

I am a 18 year old teen who has a passion for writing and loves anime.

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